Successful Outcome of 11th SHAPE Call – Seven SME projects benefitting from HPC



The 11th PRACE SHAPE Call for proposals was opened from 1 April 2020 until 1 June 2020. We were very pleased to receive proposals from ten different SMEs from across Europe – the highest number of applications since 2015! Of these, seven SMEs were taken forward as SHAPE projects including the first projects from Portugal and Cyprus.

Below we provide you a brief introduction to each SME which was awarded via the 11th SHAPE CAll:

VIPUN Medical N.V. is based in Belgium and develops a novel method to feed critically ill and other vulnerable patients. The team will work with PRACE experts from the University of Antwerp.

We have two projects from SMEs based in Germany:
SmartCloudFarming GmbH ( who will work with The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart on their 3D Soil Maps, and d:AI:mond GmbH ( who will also work with HLRS on a wide range of Data Science projects.

CENTIMFE ( is a Technological Centre for Mouldmaking, Special Tooling and Plastics based in Portugal. It is a cluster composed of companies (mostly SMEs) along with universities, local authorities, public agencies and will work with the Laboratory for Advanced Computing at University of Coimbra.

Two projects come from the field of navigation for the maritime industry: Offshore Monitoring Ltd. ( is based in Cyprus and will work with The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute; Global Maritime Services Ltd ( is based in the UK and will work with EPCC, at the University of Edinburgh.

Mobildev ( offers corporate bulk messaging and mobile marketing services and is based in Turkey. The SME will work with The National Center for High-Performance Computing (UHeM).

These projects are just getting started and will give these SMEs the opportunity to try out HPC techniques to enhance their business.

Currently is the 12th SHAPE Call open until 1 December, please learn more here:


The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. 

PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. 

PRACE aisbl is funded by the PRACE Members The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020).

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